WHAT IS OLDEST WILL BE NEW, WHAT IS LOST SHALL BE FOUND.
The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history.
No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race—a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.
Now it is Owen’s turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry…and that less-than-ordinary can evolve into extraordinary.
Another dystopian novel? Author Kevin Emerson created a standalone novel in the popular dystopian genre. The reader is introduced to Owen, a slightly nerdy and funny young teen at a camp. Owen isn't at just any camp, however, the camp represents one of the only remaining habitable places on Earth. Earth has been ravaged by humans; the ozone layer has broken down and the fresh water is rapidly evaporating. Owen and his fellow campers are told that their small corner of the world is doing well, but Owen and a few of his "kind" believe there might be a deeper story.
Owen isn't the most popular boy at camp. He is regularly bullied by a few of the "cryo" children and their followers. The cryo children were frozen at the start of the ozone layer's breakdown by their families in a bid to save them. The reader will admire Owen's ability to stand up for himself and find his footing even when the reader knows many would cower. The other characters are fun to get to know, the author does a great job of developing many of the secondary characters. Owen's love interest, Lilly, is suspicious, intelligent, and somewhat mercurial in her moods. The reader will be rooting for the two throughout the novel.
With a plot as edgy and compelling as this, Emerson will capture and hold the readers' attention throughout the book. The reader will look forward to getting to know Owen and many of the other characters better and discovering the mystery behind the camp the characters inhabit. This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.
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